People who want to see more superheroes that are women have had some good news over the last year. DC Comics is finally making a Wonder Woman movie and Marvel will finally be coming out with a Captain Marvel movie. It has taken way too long, but the progress is welcomed. While we are waiting for these leading ladies to have their time to shine, Marvel should start drawing up plans for which women get to be next. Black Widow is an obvious choice, especially since Scarlet Johansson is such a favorite. But she’s not the only lady who deserves a chance at the big screen. Continue reading
Given Marvel’s success with their Cinematic Universe starting in 2008, DC comic fans wondered when their time would come. Finally in 2013, Man of Steel gave DC and their cinematic partner Warner Bros. the box-office hit – even if it received mixed critical reviews – they were waiting for, and the plans for the DC shared universe films went into action. Continue reading
The early 2000s saw a huge boost in superhero movies, and among this early set was the nearly universally-panned film Fantastic Four (2005). Now, although I was only 14 when the movie came out, I’d like to think my movie taste wasn’t terrible, and I liked the movie so there must have been a special something about that particular story because I agree that the sequel was terrible. Continue reading
The Daily Quirk got the chance to conduct an exclusive interview with World Famous Cosplayer and TV Personality Yaya Han at New York Comic-Con where she told us all about what it’s like starring in her new Lion Forge Comic, Wonderous II! Find out what superpowers Han will have in the comic, what it’s like seeing herself in comic form for the first time and the scoop on what makes New York Comic-Con unique compared to all of the other conventions she travels to around the world in the feature below! Continue reading
Madame Tussauds gave fans of Marvel Comics and The Avengers movie franchise a special treat at this year’s New York Comic-Con unveiling Jeremy Renner’s wax figure as super hero Hawkeye for the excited crowd just in time to mark the 50th anniversary of arrow-wielding Avenger Hawkeye’s first appearance in a Marvel Comic. Watch the exclusive feature below to find out more about lifelike wax figure, its creation and where you can see it for yourself directly from Carly Lucas of Madame Tussauds!
You may be a little tired of hearing about the comic book film/TV casting updates that have surfaced over the past few weeks/months, but chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re not. Just as Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons were recently cast in the Man of Steel sequel, the world of D.C. (from comic to film, that is) continues to expand with the announcement of Southland’s Ben McKenzie as Commissioner Jim Gordon in Gotham, a new series set to air on Fox. Continue reading
Another DC and Vertigo Comics piece is being adapted for the big screen and this time it’s being produced, starred in and maybe even directed by cinematic heartthrob, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The chosen comic for this book-to-movie conversion is Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. For those not very familiar with this character, I’ll supply you with a short summary. Continue reading
Even though I’m a fan of the Marvel movie franchise, it seems like Marvel has been everywhere lately. From their new television show (more about that later) to Thor: The Dark World’s premiere earlier this month, it’s a good time to be a Marvel fan.
If you’re not completely worn out by the amount of Marvel programming coming out, you’ll be excited to hear that Netflix and Marvel have inked a four-series deal focused on heroes from Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan. Continue reading
Kevin Feige, president of production at Marvel Studios, is a smart man. Combined, his films have a worldwide box office gross of $8.3 billion. With the upcoming release of Thor: The Dark World and the release of Iron Man 3 last May, it’s safe to say Marvel’s “Phase Two” of the requisite superhero flicks leading up to 2015’s release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron is well underway. However, one could also say that Marvel needs to keep things fresh and perhaps unpredictable – not just fillers a la Captain America: The First Avenger to the initial Avengers to keep fandoms’ appetites whet and the box office bucks flowing. So, below are a list of ways the guys at Marvel can (and have chosen to) mix it up. Continue reading
Each Comic Con is essentially a real world version of Tumblr. As you push through the sea of people in the convention center, you can see every fandom under the sun represented in the form of intricate costumes, mountains of merchandise, and a full schedule of star-studded panels, screenings, and Q&A sessions. Not to mention an plethora of fangirls and fanboys. It wouldn’t be the real world version of Tumblr without them, of course.
I recently attended Comic Con for the first time in New York, and my, oh my, I’m in love. For those interested in the geektastic side of popular culture, Comic Con is the place to go. With so many people in attendance it can become a bit hectic, but being among those that feel as passionately as you do about your favorite things is well worth the madness. In an effort to help future Comic Con goers navigate this magical place with ease, I’ve come up with a few quick tips to get the most out of the convention.
AMC’s Comic Book Men combines a love of all things comic book related, a thorough appreciation for geektastic memorabilia and a lot of laughs into half hour doses of this hit series, currently in it’s third season. The show follows the employees of writer/director/actor Kevin Smith’s Red Bank, New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, Ming Chen, Mike Zapcic, Bryan Johnson and Walter Flanagan, as they interact with customers and special guest stars, get their hands on some super cool merchandise and go on zany adventures. We caught up with the cast of the best New Jersey based reality show on television at New York Comic Con to talk what to expect in Season Three of Comic Book Men and some of their favorite moments so far. Watch the exclusive interview below! Continue reading
The TV show that got me into watching TV shows was Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so any time I hear Joss-returning-to-television news, I get really excited. My reaction to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however, was probably slightly more thrilled than my reaction to Dollhouse though, mainly because of the fact that this new show combines Joss with the Avengers universe. Continue reading
It will be two weeks before you get a new episode of the CW’s Arrow, Episode 20 “Home Invasion doesn’t air till April 24th, but in the meantime I thought I would give you a round-up of all the best spoilers to satisfy your Arrow hunger and get you amped up for the final four episodes of season one! Read on for all the spoilery goodness…